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post #151 of 956
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I wanted to show you guys just how crazy things have gotten around here. biggrin.gif As most of you know, I run a landscaping business and had a smaller room that wasn't being used next to the "warehouse" where I keep all of my landscaping equipment.


This first photo was taken almost exactly one year ago around Feb 01. I was helping with the Anarchy tapped horns, Overnight Sensations, and the Nano Neos. No other flat packs.....easy times! Here's a photo of that:





I think I received the second group buy pallet of horns from Poland around that time. You can see some up on top of the stack of wall sheathing. Notice the photo angle and that first window......




Here's the same room exactly one year later (this week). This is roughly the same angle as the last photo. Yes, those are the 4cuft subwoofers boxed up. The ones not packaged are 3 cuft boxes. Last month one of my friends helped me put up the ceiling insulation. It's not quite as bad as the photo appears. You can see we ripped down the drop ceiling from the first photo.




This next photo better shows how large the boxes are. That cart has 12" Eminence Delta Pro's on it for kits going out that day. The ones not packaged in this photo are 3cuft boxes as well. This was part of the work my 2 friends helped me with last week. They also helped with some of the flat packs that were wrapped up on those shelves too.




What's behind all those sub boxes......more flat packs......pallets of them.




Edited by Erich H - 2/19/13 at 9:55pm
post #152 of 956
Thread Starter 
Moving up towards the front:

More subwoofer flat packs.



Keep in mind, this is only half of the 3cuft and about 75% of the 4 cuft right now.

The 1, 1.5, and 2 cuft's are coming this week. eek.gif

For whatever reason I didn't get a photo over towards the right where there's another 8 pallets of flat packs for SEOS kits.


Here's the strapping machine that I got off Ebay about a year ago. By luck it was selling about 10 miles away from here! It was broken and they had it listed for $100. It was also listed in the wrong category, so not many people saw it and no one bid. I went and looked at it and noticed a broken spring inside. I gave them $100, went to Lowes, bought a spring for $3 and it worked just fine! This machine made packaging much easier.




And here's where it all takes place:




The large pallet rack shelves were moved in last month. Some were in the other building when I bought the place from the previous owners. The one in the above photo can handle about 10k lbs + per shelf......I use it for the packaging boxes. rolleyes.gif

You'll notice the door there. Last winter when someone wanted a couple Overnight Sensations, I had to go down and package things up in the cold. Not so fun. This past summer we had a mild drought around July, so I had some extra time and built a small room that I could easily heat this winter. One of the landscaping employees helped me. The blue sticker on the door is my reminder to turn off the 2nd alarm zone before opening the door. I forgot a couple times and my ears paid the price.
Edited by Erich H - 2/19/13 at 10:23pm
post #153 of 956
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post #154 of 956
You provide a huge service to us, and we are very thankful. It's a very unique business/operation that could probably have huge growth potential. At least take some profit off of it. You deserve it.

Now go ship my baffles, waveguides, and CDs biggrin.gif
post #155 of 956

Wow lol. Seriously... Wow. I hope that is my delta pros on that cart!

post #156 of 956
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Obviously things don't normally look that crazy because I usually just see what someone needs, then wrap up just that flat pack. But with a couple friends helping last week, we agreed to get extra stuff done to speed things up later. I had already started wrapping the smaller stuff that's stacked on the pallets. They mostly helped with the subwoofers.
post #157 of 956
Erich,

I really wish you will add a "Donate" button to your web site to give us a chance to show our gratitude for what you have done.

At the very minimum, you can use the donated fund as the petty cash for buying gas for your truck or cover the extra $1 or two of shorted shipping charges. I highly doubt we would donate enough to cover a small portion of the capital you have tied up in all the material you have stocked up.

I don't think we could ever thank you enough to make DIY speakers/subwoofers accessible to those of us who have no wood working skills or tools.
post #158 of 956

There are many businesses that could only wish they could be as smoothly run for what you've done non-profit. 

 

 

Say, that strapping machine looks benign and sinister at the same time...

 

 

Quote:

  "Ward, have you seen Beaver?"

 

  "Why no, June, I haven't. Wally, where is your brother?"

 

  "Gee, Dad, I couldn't say."


  "What do you mean, Son?"

 

  "I mean, I really can't say. I'm going to play ball with the guys...see ya!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #159 of 956
What Erich is doing is unbelievable! What a great community asset, I am always amazed when I check this thread to see the latest information.

Wished I would have gotten in on the JBL deal, that was freakin unreal and the dude just keeps going bigger and better. Hopefully he will add a donate button, I will be needing some surround speakers when the gurus work up the solution.
post #160 of 956
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Originally Posted by tszfung View Post

Erich,

I really wish you will add a "Donate" button to your web site to give us a chance to show our gratitude for what you have done.

At the very minimum, you can use the donated fund as the petty cash for buying gas for your truck or cover the extra $1 or two of shorted shipping charges. I highly doubt we would donate enough to cover a small portion of the capital you have tied up in all the material you have stocked up.

I don't think we could ever thank you enough to make DIY speakers/subwoofers accessible to those of us who have no wood working skills or tools.

+1

It's very rare these days to come across a community like this one and even rarer to come across someone who acts as selflessly as Erich.
Edited by batfink007 - 2/20/13 at 4:41am
post #161 of 956
Very impressive indeed. Now you just need to sort out international shipping and you will be there.
post #162 of 956
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Originally Posted by NWCgrad View Post

What Erich is doing is unbelievable! What a great community asset, I am always amazed when I check this thread to see the latest information.

Wished I would have gotten in on the JBL deal, that was freakin unreal and the dude just keeps going bigger and better. Hopefully he will add a donate button, I will be needing some surround speakers when the gurus work up the solution.

+1
Thanks to Erich for all you do! smile.gif
post #163 of 956
Thread Starter 
Things look crazier than they really are. It's not really that difficult.

There's a small chance for one of those Kick Starter programs to be set up soon for a different audio project that I can't afford to complete by myself. If it happens, that would be the way to 'donate' towards a DIY group project and actually get something in the end.

I can't say what the project is just yet because I'm not really sure it's going to be done or what's involved in getting it started.
Edited by Erich H - 2/20/13 at 6:17am
post #164 of 956
What's this baffle for!?!


I don't recall seeing this design on the site.
post #165 of 956
I am pretty sure those are stentorian baffles, the ones with the tweeter centered.

http://speakerdesignworks.com/NS6project_1.html

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/speaker-baffles/stentorian-baffle.html
post #166 of 956
Cool.

I had not seen that design...looks good!

Ahh, there is no picture for it, that's why I did not pick up on that design earlier.
post #167 of 956
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Originally Posted by Eyleron View Post

 

Say, that strapping machine looks benign and sinister at the same time...

Sorry, I was working late at night, and then Erich posted photo, after photo, after photo, of more and more boxes and packs. It started to loosen what little tenuous grip I keep on my mind, I suppose. And I may have been drinking.

 

And this machine of Erich's is sitting there, all steely and stuff. I just watched the latest episode of Walking Dead, and, well, you know how that is. Especially with new SEOS speakers...it all sounds so...real!

 

It wasn't my fault that the machine's brand is a "Wilton," which sounds like "Walton," which reminds me of Leave it to Beaver, of course. Which naturally yields the juxtaposition between the sinister machine and idealized mid-century America. 

 

Again...all those boxes! eek.gif

post #168 of 956
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Originally Posted by donivan View Post

...the 21" height of the 1 cu ft is to short to put ports.

There are 5 other surfaces to choose from for the ports.

Erich, I worry for you.

Is the DIY market really that big - I'd have guessed that that's years worth of inventory
post #169 of 956
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Originally Posted by noah katz View Post


Erich, I worry for you.

Is the DIY market really that big - I'd have guessed that that's years worth of inventory

It might take a long time to move everything, but it is what it is. You have to order in high quantities to get the CNC companies to cut the boxes.
post #170 of 956
hey erich, not sure if you have visited that shopbot online community or not. there are a bunch of guys with shopbot cnc machines that do little jobs. maybe there is somebody local to you that you could work with for small and/or custom jobs while using the current guy for big jobs. i don't know if it is worth exploring or not.

http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/

www100kgarages.com

"Find ShopBotters around the world interested in working with you on your project at www100kgarages.com . The site includes a map of participating ShopBotters, an place for posting jobs if you'd like to solicit interest, and resources for those who want to do their own digital fabrication design work."
post #171 of 956
Flat packs arrived today biggrin.gif Assembly on saturday! thanks Erich.
btw.. I paid the 115 price for each of my boxes, and would like to donate more to the cause... Just let me know how.
post #172 of 956
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Originally Posted by Erich H View Post

It might take a long time to move everything, but it is what it is. You have to order in high quantities to get the CNC companies to cut the boxes.

So Erich, will you be having the CNC company cut any 4.0 baffles for 15" drivers? Should a 15" customer order a 4.0 now, and wait for the baffles to be cut? Or wait to order the 4.0 until baffles for 15's are cut, assuming they are going to be? Thanks buddy, for everything.
Edited by BDP24 - 2/22/13 at 12:51am
post #173 of 956
My 2 4 CUFT boxes came this week, expertly packed just like the speakers were. and they go together just as easy.

I do have one question. the trace-out for a plate amp is there but requires you cut through the rib bracing - is this no an issue Erich? i'm using a rack amp so it does not effect me i'm just curious
post #174 of 956
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Originally Posted by noah katz View Post

There are 5 other surfaces to choose from for the ports.

Good point noah! Thanks.
post #175 of 956
Hope it's okay to ask the following here, Erich. If not, let me know and I'll take it down. Did anyone who bought a pair of the original 3.5 cu.ft. for 15" drivers flat packs last Summer end up not using them, and want to sell them? Or swap for 1- A Dahlquist x-over, or 2- A nice Paiste 602 cymbal (70's Vintage). Let me know, eh? Thanks---Eric.
Edited by BDP24 - 2/24/13 at 5:56am
post #176 of 956
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Originally Posted by mtg90 View Post

I am pretty sure those are stentorian baffles, the ones with the tweeter centered.

http://speakerdesignworks.com/NS6project_1.html

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/speaker-baffles/stentorian-baffle.html

Erich, can we spec where the tweeter is for the Stentorian? I need mine in the tower config, not centered.

Thanks,
Tim
post #177 of 956
Erich, do you make ported boxes? Based on your site i dont see them so I am guessing not. I wanted to make a 15'' sub and since my room is fairly large (6500 cubic ft) I read a ported sub will do much better. Does anyone have any feedback or thoughts for me on that?
post #178 of 956
Amazing........Erich many thanks for what you do and I hope really enjoy it, because it looks like a h#%% of a lot of work! Anxiously, awaiting my 3cuft.
Edited by whitey019 - 2/24/13 at 6:52pm
post #179 of 956
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

Erich, do you make ported boxes? Based on your site i dont see them so I am guessing not. I wanted to make a 15'' sub and since my room is fairly large (6500 cubic ft) I read a ported sub will do much better. Does anyone have any feedback or thoughts for me on that?

I know he was planning on offering ported boxes, but they've been on the back burner.
post #180 of 956
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Originally Posted by Jay1 View Post

I know he was planning on offering ported boxes, but they've been on the back burner.

I can only imagine, it looks like he has a lot going on with just the current workload, it looks awesome. Would a 15' sealed sub still benefit me in my big space? I was thinking of the 3.5 cubic box being sold
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